APICS St. Louis October 2016 Newsletter Print

    Calendar of Events

    APICS St. Louis – Education. Certification. Innovation.

    Our Next Event – October 19

    Implementing a Pull Process Throughout the Entire Value Stream

    Presenter: Jason Carter and Jim McKinney


    Some companies today use MRP and customer purchase orders to drive their supply chain. This creates excess inventory and muda (waste). Other companies utilize some form of a pull system. We will show you the system we developed starting with internal processes and then extending both downstream to customers and upstream to suppliers with replenishment based on consumption. This has eliminated or reduced the need for forecasting. Inventory and other waste have been driven out of the entire supply chain.

    Jason Carter is a Lean Practitioner who has had the privilege to have worked extensively with Shingijutsu Global Consulting and other consulting groups. His current role is Director of Logistics and Pull Systems for a contract manufacturing firm. Jason has implemented pull systems across the industry and continues to consult throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Jason specializes in Lean transformations and he has a particular passion for Kaizen. Jason’s education is in Business Management.

    Jim McKinney is a Lean Practitioner who has also worked extensively with Shigijutsu and with Moffat & Associates. His current role is Senior Manager of Assets and Inventory for a medical device manufacturer. Jim also consults across the industry. Jim's passion is Continuous Improvement and educating others about Lean tools. Jim’s education is in Business Administration.

    Date:        Wednesday, October 19, 2016

                      5:30PM to 6:00PM – Registration / Networking

                      6:00PM to 8:00PM – Dinner / Program

    Place:        Granite City Brewery

                      11411 Olive Blvd.

                      Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    Cost:          Members - $25

                       Students / Retirees - $15

                        Non-Members - $30

    To Register:  Carter and McKinney

    Our Next Event – November 11

    Retail Innovation Center Tour – Nestle Purina

    With increasing competition in the pet category, Purina’s Retail Innovation Center (RIC) provides Nestlé Purina marketers and its retail partners with a dynamic space to explore a variety of retail and shopping experiences.

    The RIC is driven by a comprehensive collection of 5P retail and shopper best practices and activation solutions. The facility offers flexible and customizable retail and shopper environments. These experiential spaces include the retail marketplace, home environment, virtual theater and the digital “Path to Purchase”.

    The RIC is considered a retail and shopper center of excellence for Nestlé worldwide and is continuously sought out by other Nestlé operating companies and other notable noncompeting companies.

    Unlike other APICS St. Louis tours, the Purina Retail Innovation Center provides a look into how a world class CPG company engages the last 100 feet of the supply chain. Please join us for this unique opportunity.

    Date:         Friday, November 11, 2016

                      11:00M to 1:00PM

    Place:        Nestle Purina PetCare

                      901 Chouteau Ave.

                      St. Louis, MO 63102

    Cost:         This event is being presented courtesy of Nestlé Purina

                      Box lunch included

                      Open to APICS St. Louis members only

                      Space is limited to 25 participants

                      Advance registration and photo ID are required.

    Register: Nestle Purina

    Save The Date – December 13 APICS Networking Event

    More details to follow!!!

    New APICS Certification - CLTD

    APICS is proud to offer our members the new Certification in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution or the CLTD.

    Created by APICS with a team of subject matter experts, the CLTD designation covers a comprehensive body of knowledge that sets the global standard for best practices in logistics, transportation and distribution.”

    Look for APICS St. Louis to start offering review classes in early 2017 once the instructor materials become available for membership use.

    Stand out from the crowd with this new professional credential. To learn more, go to CLTD and enhance your supply chain knowledge with APICS.


    Are You a Recent Graduate? Sign Up For a Young Professionals Membership

    If you have graduated from college within the last two years, you qualify for an APICS Young Professionals membership. Benefits include the following:

    Affordable annual membership dues

    • APICS Core $90

    • APICS Plus $110

    All electronic member benefits

    Connect with more than 35,000 industry professionals around the globe

    Learn more about other benefits and eligibility at www.apics.org


    Did You Know

    Americans consume around 600 million pounds of candy at Halloween each year. Of that, roughly 90 million pounds is chocolate and 20 million pounds of candy corn.  The average American household spends $44 on Halloween candy.  Nestle, our host for the November Professional Development Meeting, is one of the top five candy manufacturers in the world.

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    Welcome New Members

    APICS St. Louis welcomes new members to the Chapter:            

    Jeff Boedeker

    Martin Lasarte

    Ryan McKinney

    Dean Miller

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    Over 40% of our members have achieved APICS certification. 

    Join APICS St. Louis in congratulating our members who have recently achieved certification:         

    Gary Black, CSCP

    Joshua Eberhardt, CPIM

    Jody Evelyn Edmond, CPIM

    Brian Haber, CSCP

    Nicole Steger, CPIM

    David Weckback, CSCP

    Congratulations to the following members for their outstanding career milestones:

    Rodney Thompson, CPIM, CIRM - 15th Year (CIRM)

    Michelle Bodine, CPIM - 13th Year (CPIM)

    Kornkanok Phutrakul, CPIM, CSCP - 7th Year (CPIM)

    Tammy Bartels,CPIM - 6th Year (CPIM)

    APICS St. Louis recognizes the following members for their long term association with APICS:

    Rebecca Kennedy, CPIM, CIRM - 29th Year

    Joseph Witkowski, CPIM, CSCP - 18th Year

    Rebecca Peterson, CPIM - 15th Year

    Alan Siedhoff, CPIM - 14th Year

    Travis DeKryger - 11th Year

    Ronald Wood, CPIM - 10th Year

    Anthony Grass, CPIM - 10th Year

    Timothy Singleton - 9th Year

    Charles Haller, CSCP - 8th Year

    David Merz - 8th Year

    Mark Jacobs, CSCP - 4th Year

    Jessica Niehaus, CSCP - 4th Year

    Joseph Tapella, CSCP - 4th Year

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